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Articles from October 25, 2003

17 Bands March into Competition; Fernandina: Show Doubles as Fund-Raiser
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer An estimated 2,000 high school students will make a spectacle of themselves today at Fernandina Beach High School. Members of 17 high school bands, ranging in size from less than 100 to more...
2 Cross-Country Athletes Get Ready for State Title Run
Byline: Thomas Petrucci, Times-Union staff writer While football garners most of the attention during the fall, two Clay County high school athletes have quietly made names for themselves in another sport -- cross-country. Keystone Heights' Enoch...
2 Men Injured after Fighting
Following is a list of arrests and crimes reported by Beaches area police departments: ATLANTIC BEACH Police reported Saturday that two men, ages 17 and 19, fought with a shovel and a bat in the 1800 block of Sea Oats Drive. The 19-year-old...
Agency to Begin Building Home for Disabled Men; Parents to Face the Challenge of Letting Go
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer A groundbreaking on a new home is causing mixed emotions for parents of developmentally disabled sons. The Baptist Association for Special Children and Adults is scheduled to break ground Nov. 1...
Annual Cowford Ball Raises More Than $600,000 for Cancer Society
THREE CHEERS -- The Jacksonville chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police recently made its annual contributions to its panel of select charities. The Police Athletic League received $2,500 and the Concerns of Police Survivors received $4,000....
Annunciation Catholic Honors Reading
Byline: Toi Jefferson, Clay County Line staff writer At Annunciation Catholic School in Middleburg, this week was "It's Hats Off to Reading Week." The school had a Scholastic Book Fair in the media center, where students made their choice from hundreds...
Arts and Crafts Christmas Sale at Penney Farms Next Weekend
Byline: Marian Chapman, Clay County Line columnist It's that time of year again. Stores will soon be reminding us how many days are left until Christmas. Clay County residents can get a jump on their shopping by attending the annual Arts and Crafts...
Attention to Detail Brings Spanish Galleon to New Life
Byline: Susan D. Brandenburg, Times-Union correspondent In 1622, the Spanish galleon Atocha, laden with gold coins, silver bars and copper ingots, fell victim to a hurricane off the coast of the Florida Keys. It lay at the bottom of the sea for...
Authors to Speak at JCA Book Festival
The Jewish Community Alliance's seventh annual Jewish Book Festival is Nov. 5-21, with authors from across the country set to speak about their latest books, answer questions and sign copies at the alliance at 8505 San Jose Blvd. Here's the schedule:...
Beach Property Back for Replat; Paving Access Still an Issue
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer Beaches developer Russell Stuart has had a merry-go-round ride in seeking permission to divide an oceanfront property in Neptune Beach. He initially brought the proposal to divide the parcel...
Beach Shorts
ATLANTIC PARKING STUDY The Atlantic Beach City Commission will explore solutions Monday to long-standing parking complaints by residents of a 10th Street town home complex. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. in the commission chambers, 800 Seminole...
Bishop Kenny Favorite in District Cross Country Meet
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Bishop Kenny will serve as the host school for today's District 2-2A cross country meet, but don't expect the hospitality to carry over to the competition. A total of 15 local area teams will compete in the...
Board Opposes Restaurant's Outdoor Seating
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer A Neptune Beach planning board this week recommended denying the Sunny Caribbee restaurant's request to add 46 outdoor seats along the sidewalk at a busy intersection in Town Center. Members...
Bowden's Doubters Cling to Myth
Byline: Gene Frenette, Times-Union sports writer With legends Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno tied atop the Division I-A coaching list with 338 wins, some critics have implied that Bowden's record at Florida State is less impressive because of the...
Briefly; Principal to Open New School
St. Johns County Superintendent Joseph Joyner has selected Cunningham Creek Elementary School Principal Cathy Hutchins to open and lead a new elementary school in the northwestern part of the county. Hutchins has been principal at Cunningham Creek...
Christian Fest Caters to Xtreme Culture; Music, Games, Food Present Message in Format Its Young Audience Gets
Byline: DAVID C.L. BAUER, The Times-Union Think of Shoutfest as akin to the alternative-music world's Lollapalooza. Only without Perry Farrell. Or the $69.50 price tag. There probably won't be as much black lipstick, either. OK, maybe it's...
City Crews to Clear Unsafe School Track
Byline: Christopher F. Aguilar, Shorelines staff writer City crews will clear off Neptune Beach Elementary's new unaccepted shingle track beginning next week because the contractor that installed it said he has done everything he can for the school....
Clay County 4-H Honors Outstanding Achievements
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, Clay County Line staff writer Clay County's young leaders in agriculture and community involvement have been recognized for outstanding achievements in 4-H Club activities in the past year. About 175 members and volunteers...
Commission Rejects Hotel Proposal
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Fernandina Beach commissioners on Tuesday unanimously rejected a request to build a 24-room oceanfront hotel north of Sliders Seaside Grill. Nearby residents had objected to the proposal,...
Community Spotlight; Doctor's Life Entwined with EMS
Byline: Amelia A. Hart, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Farid Ullah remembers when the best ride an accident victim could get to the hospital was in a funeral home hearse. "An Oldsmobile station wagon and a red light was about it," Ullah said....
CONGRESS; Not Wanted
If she were white or liberal, Janice Brown would have no trouble getting confirmed to the federal bench. Brown, a justice on the California Supreme Court, is intelligent, articulate and thoughtful. One legal analyst calls her "incredibly gifted."...
Cooking Up the Career He Wanted
Byline: Tonyaa Weathersbee, Times-Union columnist Cooking began as a chore for Charlie Roland Richardson. Now it's a living -- as well as a way to give rein reign to his nurturing spirit. A spirit that was cultivated by his upbringing. "When...
County to Fire Lawsuit Winner; Whistle-Blower Accused of Falsifying Resume
Byline: Jim Schoettler, The Times-Union Cindy Moore can return Monday to her job at the Duval County Health Department, but the whistle-blowing nursing supervisor better keep her bags packed. A judge on Friday upheld a previous settlement to...
Dean Faces New Accusations; Board Says It Has Little Evidence
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer Nassau County school officials are investigating new accusations of "improper personal conduct" by a longtime school administrator previously accused of making racially insensitive remarks while...
Fall Festival to Pave Way toward Neighborliness
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer They're convinced the new exhibit will make this year's festival purr-fect for kids of any stripe. Yep, there'll be a baby albino tiger at the Woodland Acres Fall Festival today at the newly renovated...
First Coast on Roll; WR McIntosh Leads Bucs Past Ribault
Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union ********************CORRECTION October 28, 2003 Ribault wide receiver Vaughn Foster caught a touchdown pass Friday night in the Trojans' loss to First coast. Because of a reporter's error, Foster was misidentified...
Fleming Island Wins County Golf Championship
Byline: Stephen Kindland, Clay County Line staff writer Fleming Island High School freshman Cullen Gram birdied the second playoff hole to edge Orange Park High School's Josh Kinsey for medalist honors, and Gram's teammates outshot the rest of a...
Florida-Georgia Game Will Have Landing Shuttle
Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate Dear Call Box: Why is there no shuttle service offered at The Jacksonville Landing, our city's most central point fans to gather? Now, a fan staying at the Omni or the Adam's Mark is forced to travel...
Former Clay Star Slimmer, Quicker
Byline: Brent Beaird, Times-Union correspondent You never know who you might see on the sidelines of a high school football game. Recently, at the Fleming Island-Clay game, I talked to former Blue Devil Luke Lathan, who is now an offensive lineman...
Fund-Raiser for Charity Marks Sliders Opening
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A new Sliders Cafe is coming to the former Mandarin home of Bono's Pit Bar-B-Que at 10131 San Jose Blvd. In the process, it will raise money for a charity at a grand opening party Tuesday night, and...
Furor over New Steroid Leads to Testing in Olympics, Other Sports
The furor over a newly detected designer steroid spread to the Olympics and other sports Friday. Olympic officials will test for THG at next summer's Athens Games, while authorities in horse racing, skiing and rugby will also use such tests. ...
GOP Gains a Belated Election Win
Byline: Derek L. Kinner, Nassau Neighbors editor Well, it's a clean sweep. During the Nassau County elections of 2000 and 2002, all but one winner was Republican. The lone Democratic winner? Longtime Tax Collector Gwendolyn Miller, who kept...
Granting an Aerial Wish; Veteran with Alzheimer's to View Today's Air Show
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer An 81-year-old former Navy fighter pilot will watch the Blue Angels' daring flight demonstration at the Beaches today from his wheelchair in the VIP section. Calvin Hilton and his wife Mariam...
Green Cove Springs Couple Selected to Lead Holiday Parade; Kenneys Active in Local Community
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer A well-known Green Cove Springs couple who remember the city when it was a tourist hot spot in the early 1900s have been selected as grand marshals of the annual Christmas parade. Betty William...
Greenland Road Widening Project Draws Discussion
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer A city construction project to widen the rest of Greenland Road is supposed to start in early 2005. But Mandarin residents had their chance Monday night to make last-minute suggestions about the way...
Hair-Raising Experience? Well ... Not Exactly
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer The school was abuzz about the buzz cut. The long-haired Tim Yocum was being shorn in the gym in front of about 600 "hooting and hollering" uniformed kids during a special assembly at Christ the King...
Hispanic Justice Speaks of Past; He Cites the Importance of Heritage as Well as Being an American
Byline: MARY KELLI PALKA, The Times-Union When Raoul G. Cantero III moved to Tallahassee last year to become the first Hispanic to sit on the state's highest court, his three children figured out fast they were different from most people around...
Husband-Wife Doubles Competition Comes to ATP Courts
Byline: Brian Kosoy, Times-Union sports correspondent The professional sports world's current schedule is a blend of baseball, basketball and football, with various other sports tossed in for good measure. Sporting events at the Beaches also are...
In Education
SOS EVENT TUESDAY Nassau County youths are invited to an evening of fellowship, food and music at the Supporting Our Students event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be at the Anchor Youth Center at Centre and Sixth streets in Fernandina Beach....
JAGUARS NOTEBOOK; Beating Titans a Highlight for Jaguars DB Mitchell
Byline: Vito Stellino, The Times-Union Defeating the Tennessee Titans is nothing new to Jaguars defensive back Anthony Mitchell. He's already savored that feat in a big game. The play that highlights his career is the reason Mitchell, teammates...
Keeping the Faith
Byline: Glenda S. Jenkins, Nassau Neighbors correspondence ST. PETER'S BAZAAR The community is invited to the Go Bazaar at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach today. Admission is free. The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m....
Landstar-Trucker Dispute May Become a Class Action; Drivers Assert Company Illegally Passed on Costs Not Listed in Agreements
Byline: CHRISTOPHER CALNAN, The Times-Union An ongoing dispute between truckers and Jacksonville-based Landstar System Inc. over operating costs took another turn recently when a Jacksonville federal judge allowed the truckers to file for class-action...
Leaving a Fashion Statement
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writer Leaves have a purpose other than covering trees. At Westside Regional Park, they're used to adorn T-shirts, tote bags and dish towels. At a free craft workshop Tuesday, 35 children learned how...
Man Gets Probation for Providing False Information
Byline: PAUL PINKHAM, The Times-Union A Jacksonville man who gave false visa information to U.S. officials regarding the work status of foreign nationals was sentenced yesterday to two years probation. Francisio Nazario pleaded guilty in June...
Man Survives Crash on County Road 209; His Escort Hit by 2 Trucks
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer A traffic accident involving a Ford Escort and two pickup trucks near Lake Asbury on Tuesday morning sent the driver of the compact car to Shands Jacksonville. Louis Steinritz, 18, of Orange...
Memorial Planned in Girl's Honor; Proceeds Will Benefit Non-Profit Organization
Byline: Sandy Strickland, Times-Union staff writer Tessa Godwin got the miniature horse she had always wanted nine months before dying from a form of leukemia. The horse, named Tonka, was a gift from Dreams Come True, a non-profit organization dedicated...
Missionary Learned Much from Mother Teresa, India; Four Weeks in Calcutta, Almost a Decade Ago, Were Marked by Profound Sadness, Unforgettable Personal Growth and Hope
Byline: RACHEL DAVIS, The Times-Union They're just words on a page scribbled in a notebook worn of its binding. But when she reads them aloud, she's back in that squalor, remembering that time just as she lived it almost a decade ago. She remembers...
Morning Briefs
HOTELIER BUYS 4 HOTELS, INCREASES FLA. PRESENCE Equity Inns Inc., which owns hotels in 34 states, agreed to buy four hotels in Florida from McKibbon Hotel Management Inc. for $34.2 million to expand in the state. Two of the hotels are Marriott...
Nocatee Winner in Legal Appeal; Plans to Go Ahead
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer The final legal hurdle for the planned Nocatee development was cleared this week when an appellate court supported the project in the face of a Fruit Cove activist's challenge. A three-judge panel from...
'Noles Playing for Tie; FSU Can Earn Share of ACC Title with Win Today against Wake Forest
Byline: Bob Thomas, The Times-Union TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State can wrap up a share of its 11th Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 12 seasons with a win against Wake Forest today, all but ending what was supposed to be the closest league...
Orange Park Police Get Pay Raise; Starting Salary Moves Past $30,000 Mark
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Life is good for Orange Park police, said Chief James Boivin. The department has a new state-of-the-art public safety building, and on Tuesday night the Town Council gave them all raises averaging...
Patriotic Chalk Talk; Students See Lessons through Art
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, Clay County Line staff writer Accompanied by rousing, patriotic music, Cliff Beaman marched back and forth in front of a large easel, bringing a chalk drawing to life as he went. With each stroke of Beaman's hand, a...
PET a Way to Make Difference
Byline: Lamar Thames, County Line editor How many times have you, and by extension that includes all of us, wished you could somehow make a difference in another person's life? Or many people's lives, for that matter? Oh, sure, we put a few dollars...
Police Briefing; 20-Year-Old Man Charged with Forgery at Bank
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer A 20-year-old man was arrested at 10:20 a.m. Monday in the 5500 block of Fort Caroline Road and charged with forgery. Police said they were called to the Bank of America on Fort Caroline Road by a...
Police Briefing; Man Charged with Grand Theft of 1991 Accord
Byline: John Carter, Times-Union staff writer A 20-year-old man was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Golfair Boulevard and charged with grand theft of a car. Police said they saw the man driving a 1991 Honda Accord that was reported...
Police Briefing; More Charges Filed in Drugstore Robberies
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Police have added two more armed robbery charges to a 25-year-old Mandarin man's arrest docket, after he claimed he had a gun and robbed a Walgreens at 4297 Oldfield Crossing Drive on May 25 and June...
Police Briefing; Taxi Driver Robbed by Armed Couple
Byline: Sandy Stricklan3d, Times-Union staff writer A 41-year-old taxi driver was robbed of $110 at gunpoint after being flagged down by a man and a woman in the 700 block of South McDuff Avenue. After stopping his cab, the victim told police the...
POLICE BRIEFS; Third Man Charged in Gas Station Robbery
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer A Jacksonville man has joined two others in the Clay County jail on charges of robbing a gasoline station near Orange Park last month and leading Clay County and Jacksonville police on a chase...
Prospect of Open Tourism to Cuba Thrills Travel Agents; but Some in Industry Concerned Lifting Ban Would Take Away Visitors to the Sunshine State
Byline: GREGORY RICHARDS, The Times-Union On Thursday, the Senate voted to lift the four-decade old ban preventing Americans from legally going to the island nation south of the Florida Keys. The House passed a similar measure last month. And...
Prudential Puts on Festival of Nations
About 32,000 Prudential Financial employees, family and friends recently donated thousands of hours of volunteer time as part of Prudential's ninth annual Global Volunteer Day. In Jacksonville, Prudential Financial employees and their families helped...
Prudential to Lay off Nearly 120 Workers; Job Cuts the Latest of Several Changes
Byline: SARAH SKIDMORE, The Times-Union Prudential Financial Inc. will lay off nearly 120 workers over the next few months and into 2004 as a cost-saving measure. Mary Flowers, spokeswoman for Prudential, said the employees dismissed are primarily...
RAINES 10, MANDARIN 0; Vikings' Defense Reigns Once-Potent Mustangs' Offense Misses Injured Quarterback
Byline: JEFF ELLIOTT, The Times-Union Raines and Mandarin each stretched streaks to eight consecutive quarters last night, but the teams are going in opposite directions. The Vikings used a relentless defense to shut down Mandarin's potent offensive...
Rattlers to Retire Miranda's No.53; Former Center Today Becomes First at FAMU to Have Jersey Retired
Byline: TENESHIA L. WRIGHT, The Times-Union Northside resident and Gilbert High School graduate Curtis Miranda bought an extra season ticket for his water cooler for years after another Florida A&M football fan complained that it was crowding...
Rawlings Fans Taste Her Life; Reading Event Touches on Food
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings died in 1953, but some Ponte Vedra Beach residents got a taste of her cooking Tuesday. Like a present-day orchestra delivering Ludwig van Beethoven's...
Readers Have Stories to Tell of Famous Encounters
Recently, The Florida Times-Union told the story of Silver Springs resident Walter Light and his autograph collection, which bears the names of former presidents Bush, Reagan, Carter and Nixon, as well as sports figures including Joe Louis, Al Unser...
Restaurants Debut and Relocate
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Restaurants seem to be playing musical chairs in the Orange Park area. Johnny Carino's Country Italian Restaurant is scheduled to open in January in what was Chevy's Fresh Mex at Blanding Boulevard...
Robbers Hit 3 Spots on City's Southside
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer Armed robbers -- acting separately -- hit a drug store and liquor store on Beach Boulevard late Oct. 18, but only one was successful. Meanwhile, two masked men stole an undetermined amount of money...
ROUNDUP; Orange Park Tops Nease, 56-54
Orange Park's Terrance Pollock rushed for 141 yards on 24 attempts and three touchdowns -- all in the second half -- to lead the upset of visiting Nease, 56-54 and earn head coach Ted Leasor his first victory for the Raiders. After Pollock's third...
Run School Bus Stop Sign? Police on Lookout
Byline: Dan Scanlan, Times-Union staff writer The school bus had just deployed its big flashing "Stop" sign in front of the Crown Pointe Plaza on San Jose Boulevard Wednesday morning when a Toyota, Buick and silver truck sped by in rush-hour traffic,...
Scary Movies Have Nothing on House with Its Own Life
Byline: Jackie Rooney, Shorelines columnist It's that spooky time of year, when movies like Underworld, House of the Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Cabin Fever dominate the theaters. I fail to understand the popularity of nightmarish films about...
School Board Member Won't Seek Re-Election
Byline: Beth Reese Cravey, County Line staff writer Charles "Mickey" Fields, who is in the last year of his second term on the Clay County School Board, will not seek re-election next year. Fields, 68, cited health reasons for his decision. ...
School District Weighs Land Buy; Deal Would Allow Office Expansion
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer An acre of land and a vacant concrete block building next to railroad tracks in Green Cove Springs could be purchased for $225,000 to facilitate expansion plans for the Clay County School District's...
Schools to Study Development Fees; Revenue Now Fails to Meet Demand
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer St. Johns County educators soon could be demanding that developers kick in more money for building new schools. In a joint meeting Wednesday between the School Board and County Commission, officials...
Sec Saturday
Byline: Alex Abrams, The Times-Union ARKANSAS (4-2) AT OLE MISS (5-2) 7 p.m., at Oxford (ESPN2) The last time Arkansas visited Oxford, Miss., the Razorbacks and Rebels went into overtime. And then they kept going and going and going and ....
Show off Your Costume at First Coast Community
Byline: Rich Ray, Times-Union staff writer As regular visitors can attest, there's always something new happening at our First Coast Community site. This week, I'm pleased to announce the launch of our First Coast Community Halloween Costume Contest....
Ski Boat Crashes in Narrow Peter's Creek
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, Clay County Line staff writer Taking a powerboat up a narrow, winding creek can be dangerous, especially after sundown. That's what three Jacksonville men discovered when they went cruising on Peter's Creek, a tributary...
SPORTS BRIEFS; Middleburg Girls Beat Keystone Heights
Middleburg's No. 6-ranked Lady Broncos ran their record to 18-6 with a 25-8, 23-25, 25-15, 25-13 volleyball win over Keystone Heights Tuesday on the winner's court. Kavie Sturch led the way with seven aces. Teammates Sarah Williams and Amanda Youell...
Springfield Arson Spree Ignites Residents' Fears; Neighborhood on Edge, Detective Concerned That Lives Could Be in Danger
Byline: Steve Patterson, The Times-Union A firebug is putting Springfield neighbors on edge while investigators grasp for clues to stop an arson spree. Four times since mid-September, someone has torched vacant houses in a three-block strip of...
St. Augustine Man Recalls Concorde Flight; about 100 People Flew on the Supersonic Plane in Jacksonville in May 1987
Byline: SHAWNA SUNDIN, The Times-Union ST. AUGUSTINE -- Speeding past other jets far below him, seeing the Earth's curvature and being wined and dined are what Fred Green remembers about his flight on the Concorde 16 years ago when it flew to Jacksonville....
St. Johns Gains a Second Vote on MPO Board
Byline: Drew Dixon, Shorelines staff writer St. Johns County could get more funding for transportation projects now that the boundaries of the First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization will expand. County Commissioners this week unanimously...
St. Marys Waters Mix in Legal Stew; 'Bank-to-Bank' Workshop Could Lead to Uniform Laws on River between Florida, Georgia
Byline: Gordon Jackson, The Times-Union YULEE -- It's illegal to operate a personal watercraft in Georgia if you're younger than 12 years old, but the minimum age requirement in Florida is 14. So how do law enforcement officials handle violations...
The More the Seasons Change, the More They Stay the Same; Autumn Comes Subtly to Beaches
Byline: Maggie FitzRoy, Shorelines staff writer Autumn. The word conjures up visions of leafy paths lined in crimson and gold. Of red barns silhouetted against magenta mountains. Of yellow birches, scarlet sassafras, nippy noses, frosty pumpkins...
The One-Hour Mermaid; . . . and Other Delightful Halloween Costumes You Can Create in Almost No Time
Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT and CHR WHITEHEAD, The Times-Union LUCK BE A LADYBUG TONIGHT What you need: Stuffing from an old pillow or a bag of stuffing from a craft store. A yard of red material. Scraps of black material. Headband. Two black...
Tips on Caps, the Males Who Wear Them
Byline: Elizabeth Seney, Shorelines columnist A new family moved into our neighborhood the other day. Rumor has it this very nice family has five boys. I watched from my study window as the moving van unloaded boxes. At one point, two burly men...
'Tree Troopers' Mark Anniversary; New Deal Program Started in 1933
Byline: Patti Levine-Brown, Times-Union correspondent Smiles cross the faces of Westside residents Lewis Turner and O.E. Kelly, both 85, when they talk about their days with the Civilian Conservation Corps, even though it was during some of America's...
'Trunk-or-Treating' Trend Hits Churches
Byline: Mary Maraghy, County Line staff writer Instead of going door to door for treats on Halloween, many costumed kids will go from car to car. They call it "trunk-or-treating," a new trend that started for safety reasons, mainly among Baptist...
Unregistered Travel Agent Faces 21 New Charges
Byline: Caren Burmeister, Shorelines staff writer A Jacksonville Beach travel agent who faces about 20 additional fraud charges since her arrest last week wasn't registered with the state or a national accrediting agency that links travel agents...
Wal-Mart Supercenter to Open Doors Wednesday; Yulee: Mega-Store to Be Open around Clock
Byline: Alison Trinidad, Nassau Neighbors staff writer From groceries to clothing, oil changes to haircuts, the ultimate one-stop shopping center has made it to Yulee. The new Wal-Mart Supercenter at 464016 Florida A1A in Yulee opens to the public...
Water Garden on Track to Honor
Don and Stephanie Harjung's garden at their home in the 11000 block of Citron Court in Lake Mandarin is the Mandarin Garden Club's October Yard of the Month. Not many people have a railroad running around their front yard, but the Harjungs, both...
Woman Accused of Theft in Church; She's 'Multistate Criminal,' Police Say
Byline: R. Michael Anderson, County Line staff writer A 57-year-old woman from Indiana visited a few churches near Green Cove Springs and Penney Farms Sunday morning. But apparently not to pray or sing hymns. She was there, law enforcement authorities...

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